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CNN
Mar 31, 2011 5:00pm EDT
, be careful over there. we'll stay in close touch. thank you. >>> u.s. officials say the defection shun of libya's foreign minister shows pressure is having an effect. moussa koussa led to london yesterday. hes the highest ranks official to break with the regime. he once serve as the intelligence chief, and has secrets to tell. the british prime minister says there's no deal of any kind to give moussa koussa immunity. joining us from tripoli, nic robertson. nic, you're getting some reaction from the libyan government on the defection shun of the foreign minister moussa koussa. >> reporter: we haven't had a reaction from the top, gu the government is saying they allowed him to deeffect, because of health reasons. they said he had a heart condition, but it's very clear from the fact that it took them limb 24 hours to respond to the defection that they didn't know it was coming. the government's trying to put the best face on it that they can, but it rings hollow. moussa koussa tricked this government, tricked the leadership and has left the country and left them hanging, wolf. >> how sign
MSNBC
Mar 31, 2011 2:00pm EDT
a crew member of the u.s. fighter that crashed in libya. defense secretary gates testified at a congressional hearing. gates said he does not think the u.s. should arm those rebels. >> in terms of providing that training, in terms of providing assistance to them, frankly there are many countries that can do that. that's not a unique capability for the united states. and as far as i'm concerned, somebody else should do that. >> libya's foreign minister has defected to britain. musa kusa one of gadhafi's closest aides. he is suspects of masterminding the bombing of pan am flight 103 that killed 270 people. nbc news pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski joins me now. nato officially took control of the entire military mission in libya but the headline is about the cia operatives on the ground and what they are doing there. what can you tell juice u.s. military and intelligence officials say if they didn't, if the obama administration did not have cia operatives on the ground, this operation was not well thought out and would be in trouble. this is pretty much preforma in thi
PBS
Mar 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
fighters are being easily out maneuvered. >> it is being reported in the u.s. that president obama signed a secret presidential order in the past three weeks authorizing covert support for opposition forces who have been trying to topple colnel gadhafi. news coming amid a debate of arming the forces opposed to colnel gadhafi. >> the details are fairly sketchy to be honest. we have had confirmation tonight that over the past two or three weeks president obama signed what is called a presidential finding, essentially a directive that paves the way for covert military operations to take place in libya by american forces aiding the rebel forces. there are reports in the "new york times" saying c.i.a. is already in libya, which i don't think some will find too surprising. but so far the white house and c.i.a., as you would expect, refused to comment. >> interesting to point out that we are being told that government sources confirming that barack obama signed this operation some two or three weeks ago, which is interesting because we heard from him last night talking about arming rebels in the
FOX News
Mar 31, 2011 7:00pm EDT
on intelligence operations and had been careful to what president obama had said publicly that no u.s. ground troops will be sent into libya. but, u.s. officials say there are small cia teams on the ground in eastern libya trying to fair ret out who are the leaders of the opposition? what are their motivations? what do they want for libya. said to be a special. there have been cia operatives in benghazi. when that f-15 jet went down last week and the two pilots ejected. we know one of them ended up in benghazi and some u.s. undercover agents were able to get him out of the country. shep? >> shepard: without some sort of help, it's widely believed or further help i should say it's widely belief these rebels trying to overthrow the government can't win. new debate in washington whether to give those rebels weapons. how is that going? >> that's a tough question, because some military leaders have said they have seen, quote, flickers of al qaeda involvement with the rebels and clearly nobody at the white house or no lawmaker on capitol hill wants to arm a terrorist. the white house said today tha
FOX News
Mar 31, 2011 11:00am EDT
at a major u.s. airport, the very same one where an air traffic controller fell asleep on the job. the close call this time around. >> and she said mexican pirates killed her husband while they were jet skiing on a border lake between texas and mexico. now six months later his body hasn't been found, no one has been arrested. the latest on the investigation, plus what she is vowing to do. it's all new, it's all live, it's "happening now". >>> hi everybody. we have a whole lot of ground to cough today. we're so glad you're with us. i'm jenna lee. jon: we do indeed. i'm jon scott. "happening now", nato takes charge of air operations in libya as the fighting intensifies in one strategic oil town. those are antiqaddafi rebels, giving it all they've got, trying to retake control of brega as they come under rocket fire from pro qaddafi forces, the opposition getting hit hard in other parts of the cup as well. jenna: the u.s. considering a plan to arm the rebels, even though nato's chief is opposed to the idea. right now the cia has operatives on the ground in libya. jon: meantime a sign that qadda
CNN
Mar 31, 2011 11:00am EDT
up to speed on march 31st. >>> u.s. intelligence source says cia operatives are on the ground in libya today to size up rebel fighters. the source says they are not there for battlefield direction. congress asked defense secretary robert gates about the cia story a short time ago. >> do you see the use of cia and u.s. special forces in libya as following the blueprint we used in afghanistan? >> first of all, i can't speak to any cia activities, but i will tell you that the president has been quite clear that in terms of the united states' military there will be no boots on the ground. >> britain says it has not promised immunity to libya's top diplomat. foreign minister moussa koussa defected wednesday. they say this man moi be a treasure trove of information. >> reporter: it's significant for many reasons, not the least of which he was former head of intelligence. not least of which is because he was at one time a wanted figure by european security services. this is a man whose disappearance here wasn't even known by the deputy foreign minister. >> libyan rebels remain in ful
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 4:00am EDT
to the west. >>> training accident. a jet engine explodes and catches fire aboard a u.s. aircraft carrier. >>> and cold case. the fbi can't crack this code. >>> and cold case. the fbi can't crack this code. can you? captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us today, i'm betty nguyen. we begin in libya, where cia operatives have been on the ground gathering intelligence, and making contact with rebel forces. the rebel troops are being pushed back by libyan forces, losing about 100 miles in two days. meanwhile, a key adviser to moammar gadhafi has resigned amid some international intrigue. joel brown is in washington. good morning, joel. bring us up to speed. >> a lot going on, betty. good morning to you. we're learning now the cia's been on the ground in libya for weeks now, in some cases working hand in hand with the rebels. but whether or not to supply weapons to the opposition is a whole other matter that sparks fierce debate here in washington. cia operatives are reportedly on the ground in libya. the intelligence agency sent in small teams earlier this
CNN
Mar 31, 2011 1:00pm EDT
. clearly they need help but u.s. defense secretary says countries other than the u.s. can step in with training. robert gates is on capitol hill amid new revelations of cia people gathering facts and cultivating contacts on the battlefield. here's a bit of what he told the house arms services committee. >> i can't speak to any cia activities but i will tell you that the president has been quite clear that in terms of the united states military, there will be no boots on the ground. >> now i want to show you a libyan city that's far from rebel territory but a battleground in every sense. misrata, which we've already mentioned there in yellow. almost from the start of this uprising, misrata has been under siege from government tank, artillery, even snipers. an independent reporting has been all but impossible in fact we don't even know who controls misrata anywhere but cnn's frederik pleitgen managed to enter the city yesterday and when he found, well you will have to see from yourself. fred, joins us from a ship not far from the misrata port. fred, tell us about your odyssey the
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2011 8:00pm EDT
complain about u.s. policy. but he went a step further. he went on to demand the release in the united states of five convicted criminals, five people who were convicted in the united states in a country where we have due process, we have all the rights and all the rights that are provided to a defendant. five people who were convicted ofes upon yadge and one convicted of conspiracy to commit murder. former president carter did, did ask that those convicted in a court of law with all the due process that we have in this country for conspiracy to commit murder, he did ask and demand for their release, but did not ask or demand for the release of hundreds and hundreds of political providers who are rotting in prison while he was there. it's a sad day, mr. speaker. it's a sad day, i think for humanity. i know a lot of people who are listening are not surprised. i recall when the cuban dictator was gravely ill, it was reported that president carter wrote him a nice note hoping he would recover, hoping he would recover and would recover his health. and that now, again, former president cart
PBS
Mar 31, 2011 12:30am PDT
whether the u.s. military should arm the rebel forces. there's a lot of concern among some members of congress about who the rebels really are and whether decision to arm them could come back to bite in that respect for the u.s. there is a concern about whether garmin the rebels will be the right decision. -- arming the rebels will be the right decision. >> moussa koussa has arrived in libya having defected from the libyan regime. has there been any comment on this from the white house? quite strangely, the white house has been quiet on this issue. -- >> strangely, the white house has been quiet on this issue. that is surprising, really. we have not had any comment on this whatsoever. there is the issue as to whether the u.s. will arm rebel forces. the white house spokesperson has said that we are not ruling it out or in. the obama administration is fairly tight lid on this choice. this directive that was signed by president obama does not necessarily mean that the army has already taken place -- arming has already taken place. >> the u.n. security council has unanimously ordered s
CNN
Mar 31, 2011 6:00am EDT
taliban situation for the u.s. what is the worst case scenario? >> libya has been very strong having its young men go overseas to fight in islamic insurgency, balkans, chechnya, especially ir rack when the height of the fighting was there. those that don't get killed go home. i think the core of the resistance, whatever little military ability they have is probably made up by people elsewhere we would call mujahadeen. so it's a dicey proposition to be getting involved with this. i'm not sure that the opposition, if it takes power, is going to be much better than was gadhafi. >> that's why you need to have the cia, i presume, in there vetting, as we said, who are these people? who are the elements funding or supporting them? who are politically the most palatable and least palatable among them, the white house saying no decision has been made. i have a question for you as a cia veteran, i guess. the fact that we even know about this, is that unusual? should where he just assume the cia in this sort of situation would, of course, be in there on the ground? >> you have to assume the preside
KRON
Mar 31, 2011 7:00am PDT
the rebels that are battling gaddafi's troops. you are seeing some video. u.s. officials acknowledge there are operatives on the ground, those operatives helped rescue the fire pilopilon announced yesterday moussa clues of our ride at their >> mark: pleasanton soldier has been killed. a pleasanton soldier has been killed while serving in afghanistan. army spc. jameson lynn lindskog, 23, was on his way to a military airport tuesday when an apparent roadside bomb exploded. he is the third soldier to die in combat in the past month. 7:23 a.m. we will be back with more of a couple of minutes. you can see a breeze, but all that sunshine, a gorgeous day today. >> darya: light traffic and beautiful weather. in san francisco is 61 degrees, 83 for high, we could see another record today mid-60's at 8:00 p.m. if your people have claimed unemployment last week a sign of layoffs cropping and companies stepping up their hiring. the number of people seeking benefits that to 388,000. applications were below were consistent with the sustained increase in hiring. >> mark: colleges have to enroll tho
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2011 2:00am EDT
in the u.s. but we will have to think about how do we produce electricity more efficiently? in addition to producing, we have to think about making sure we are not wasting energy. i do not know how we're doing on the georgetown campus, mr. president, but every institution and household has to start thinking about how are we reducing the amount of energy we're using and doing it in more efficient ways. our homes and businesses consume 40% of the energy we use and it costs billions of dollars in energy. manufacturers that require large amounts of energy to make their products, their challenge by rising energy costs and so you cannot separate the issue of all dependents from the issue of how we're producing more energy generally. that is why we propose new programs to help americans upgrade their homes and businesses and plans with new energy-efficient building materials, new lighting, new windows, new heating and cooling systems. investments that will save consumers and business owners tens of billions of dollars a year and free money for money and investment and hiring and putting contra
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2011 7:00am EDT
. nato officially took over command of all air operations over libya from the u.s. the labor department releases weekly figures today on unemployment benefits. that release comes ahead of the big monthly report on the jobs market. finally, a new study says the cost of health care for retirees has gone down. the steady says that a 65-year- old couple retiring this year will need about $230,000 to cover medical expenses. last year, they would've needed $250,000. fidelity expects the projection to resume its upward trend. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> for more than four decades, the libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant, muammar gaddafi. he has denied his people's freedom, exploited their wealth, murdered opponents at home and abroad, and terrorized innocent people around the world. >> follow what leaders are saying about libya and how the process unfolded from the house and senate floor and from author leaders around the world, all online on the c-span video library. follow c-span on twitter. it is the fastest way to get updates as well as links to evens t
KRON
Mar 31, 2011 4:00am PDT
fitted with equipment and being slowed the asian there looking for a report from the u.s. atomic agency about high levels of radiation in the village. experts say it doesn't pose an immediate danger to human health. the san francisco public utilities commission launched a three under and $20 million upgrade to safeguard the water supply in the event of a major earthquake in this part of the s f p use these $4.6 billion water system improvement program to up to grade the entire water system. the improvements are designed to allow the s f p c you to return minimum water service to 1 million people within 36 hours of a major earthquake. coming out, which erupted on what else is happening around the bay area. a live look upset, cemetery bridge, traffic seems to be ok. we will check >> justine: welcome back to the kron 4 news. i live look at tahoe, at 267, north star. water officials say the snowpack is that 167% above average. the snow pack determines the water supply each year this level has not been as high since 1995. and it puts the winter near the top of the records list. speaking of r
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2011 1:00pm EDT
odyssey dawn? were opposition forces in libya informed by the u.s., the u.k. or france about the existence of these war games which may have encouraged them to actions leading to greater repression and a humanitarian crisis? in short, was this war against gaddafi's libya planned? or was it a spontaneous response to the great suffering which gaddafi was visiting upon his opposition? congress hasn't even considered this possibility. nato, which has now taken over enforcement of the no-fly zone, has more from an organization which pledged mutual support to defend north atlantic states from aggression, they've moved from that to military operations reaching from libya to the chinese border in afghanistan. north atlantic treaty organization. we need to know and we need to ask what role french air force general and current supreme allied commander of nato for transportation may have played in the development of operation southern storm and in discussions with the u.s. and the expansion of the u.n. mandate into a nato operation. what has been the role of the u.s. african command and central comma
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2011 6:00am EDT
administration and the u.s. said the arab countries are dominoes don't, domino pieces and they will fall one after the other. what happens is these projects fell like domino effect. [applause] [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: and because some have very short memories on satellite channels, let me remind them. not everything that happens our conspiracy. because now they are ready to commence on the speech. but you, sons and daughters of this nation, your dedication to your country that you expressed day after day, and more clearly in times of crisis that you expressed it yesterday with those mass rallies in all parts of the country give me more confidence and make me steadfast, and that you work in face of the division give me hope for the future. and if you said with our soul and with our blood, sacrifice for you, the right thing to say is bashar assad sacrifices for his country. [chanting] [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: and i answer you, god, syria, the people. [applause] [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: i will always remain the son of this nation, will keep
CNN
Mar 31, 2011 5:00am EDT
and bin jawad. and the u.s. president has signed a secret order to allow the american government to support rebel troops. the white house is refusing to comment. >>> there is no end in sight to japan's nuclear nightmare, radiation levels surged to new highs in ocean water near the damaged fukushima plant. samples taken near the plant show radiation levels 4,000 times higher than normal. and officials say they don't know how to stop it. >>> on a mission of solidarity, due to meet with prime minister of tokyo, to show support for the people from the french president. >>> it was thought bashar al assad would announce end to emergency law in place nearly 50 years. amateur video on youtube shows at least one person badly wounded in the city of sti ocit. at least 16 people were killed there in yesterday's clashes. cnn can't verify the authenticity of these images. >>> the president spoke for 45 minutes on wednesday but made no mention of reforms in syria after two weeks of violent anti-government demonstrations. >>> there were reports of violence in the ivory coast. the country has bee
CNN
Mar 30, 2011 9:00pm EDT
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